Some additional Hurricane Sandy-pertinent necroposting...
A SUSAR team, SCTF-1 is being deployed to Maryland for Hurricane Sandy. They have a swiftwater component and a HART component, althought the helos have not been deployed. The HART guys are all SWR trained and at least three of them are SWR instructors.
Good luck and Godspeed, SCTF-1.
Other good progress - at least in SC - in the past four years is the establishment and strenghtening of the regional Type II team program, with five teams now up and running including ours. (SCRRT-4, Hilton Head-Bluffton)